There’s a New Trustee in Town

Lynne Thompson Illustration Revised

Scripps welcomes Lynne Thompson ’72 to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees, effective March 1, 2015. Thompson brings a track record of active service to the College, a passion for the arts and education, and extensive expertise as an attorney.

Thompson’s book Beg No Pardon won the 2007 Perugia Press First Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award. She received a commission from Emory University to write a poem in collaboration with a choreographer, and Thompson recited her poem, Swing Low, Free, commissioned for the dedication of sculptor Alison Saar ’78’s Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial. Thompson’s poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Sou’wester, and Poemeleon, among others.

At Scripps, Thompson was elected student council president and was honored with the Annual Alumnae Award for service to the College upon graduation. Post-Scripps, she continued to devote much time and energy to her alma mater: She served as president of the Alumnae Association and chair of its networking committee and was chosen as the 2003 Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence, where she stressed the importance of allotting time for passion and creativity.

Thompson earned her JD from Southwestern University School of Law. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is the reviews and essays editor at Spillway/Tebot Bach.


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